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Boyle, Douglas Seaman

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Title Vice-Admiral (CF)
Official Number O-8160
Birth 29/11/1923 Death 23/07/2001
Place Revelstoke Place Ottawa
Area BC Area ON
Country Canada Country Canada
Honours CMM. M.I.D. CMStLJ.
Qualifications psc. Idc
After his naval service he was a Marine Consultant 1978-1985. He was the President of German & Milne Inc. 1986-88. He was the Executive VP of Energy Conversion Systems, Power Systems Inc. in 1987-1989.
Military Service
He was appointed as a Cadet RNR. In 1939-1940 he attended HMS Conway (Merchant Navy training establishment). (Transferred to RCN). He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1941). He served in the Royal Naval College Dartmouth (Special Entry No. 53) 1941. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1941). He served in H.M.S. Diomede. He served in H.M.S. Wolsey. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/05/1943). He served in HMCS Iroquois 1943. He served in HMCS Chaudiere 1943. He served in Courses with RN. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN 1943. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 16/09/1943). He served in RCNC on Staff of Royal Roads 1945. He served in H.M.S. Dryad for Long RN Long Navigation Direction Course 1947. He served in HMCS Ontario as Direction Officer 1947. He served in NHQ as Staff Officer Navigation Direction 1948. He served in HMCS Naden as Staff Officer Navigation and Direction and Officer-in-Charge Navigation and Direction Training Centre 1950. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 16/09/1951). He served in H.M.S. Dryad for Advanced (Dagger) Navigation Course 1951. He served in HMCS Magnificent as Navigating Officer 1952. He served in Staff of Naval Member Canadian Joint Staff London 1953. He served in the Royal Naval Staff Course 1954. He served in NHQ as Deputy Director Naval Training 1955. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1956). He served in HMCS Athabaskan (II) (In command) 1957. He served in HMCS Saguenay (II) (In command) 1959. He served as A/Chief of Staff (Training and Administration) Staff of Flag Officer Pacific. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1963). He served as Commander 4th Canadian Escort Squadron 1962. He served in NDHQ as Director Naval Training 1964. He served as Director Senior Appointments (Navy) 1964. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1966). He served in CFHQ as Director General Postings and Careers 1966. He served in Imperial Defence College 1969. He served as Commander NATO Standing Naval Force Atlantic 1970. He served in NDHQ as Director General Plans Requirements and Production 1971. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (CF) (With seniority dated 01/05/1972). He served in NDHQ as Chief of Personnel for Canadian Armed Forces 1972. He served as Commander Maritime Command and Commander NATO Canadian Sub-Area 1973-77. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral (CF) (With seniority dated 01/07/1975). (He was retired in 1977.)
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Named Features
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Obituary Victoria Times-Colonist, July 2001; MacFarlane, John M. (1994);;
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